Graduate Certificate of Applied Management
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What is a Graduate Certificate of Applied Management?

The Graduate Certificate of Applied Management (GCAM) is a work-based learning course that combines individual learning and organisational learning enabling the individual to gain formal qualifications while at the same time enhancing their organisation’s capabilities.

Guided by an innovative work-based learning framework, working practitioners will negotiate their customised learning program, designed to meet their personal and professional development needs within the context of their work roles. Work, critical thinking and reflective learning form the basis of studies, enabling participants to become more effective practitioners in their current field and gain formal higher education qualifications from the learning acquired through the performance of work.

Torrens University’s GCAM course can be tailored to offer the insight and tools you need to advance your professional development, navigate organisational culture, facilitate change and lead with confidence. Enhance your standing in your current organisation, prepare yourself for management roles in a variety of industries, or pathway into an MBA for extended development opportunities.


Learning outcomes

  • Critically evaluate organisational needs and develop appropriate business solutions.
  • Reflect on and learn from work experiences.
  • Plan, manage and deliver effective management projects that deliver impactful business outcomes.
  • Analyse relevant business data to support effective business decision-making.
  • Utilise a range of communication media and mediums as appropriate to achieve individual and/or organisational goals
Study mode
Campus locations
Course duration
Two trimesters full time, four trimesters part time
Start date
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Skills for the future
We are industry-leading and future-focused, perfectly positioning us to equip participants with all the tools they need to further the success of your organisation.

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Unique approach
Our organisation-centric approach to bespoke soft-skills corporate learning is designed to deliver strong ROI from day one.

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Custom corporate programs
Our bespoke management course is flexible and designed specifically to fit the needs of your organisation in a team learning style that works for you.
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Career opportunities

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to critically analyse core business functions, implement strategic processes, manage risk and lead complex teams. Rise into top management roles at your current organisation or prepare yourself for leadership in any industry.

Potential career paths

  • Project Manager
    Average salary: $107,038 - $164,883
  • Business Consultant
    Average salary: $75,010 - $134,412
  • Operations Manager
    Average salary: $100,000 - $155,269
  • Account Manager
    Average salary: $76,709 - $140,000

Subjects and units

Our program is built around two core subjects, and we can work with you to design focus areas that provide value to your organisation. Each subject involves approximately 12.5 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and nine and a half hours of self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Specialisations


These two core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select one specialisation from the specialiations tab.

Core subjects

  • Workplace Learning and Research | MGT510
  • Advanced Business Practice Project | MGT511


Choose one spcecialisation subject below. Additional options that meet the needs of your organisation are available upon consultation with our team.

Specialisation subjects

  • Management, People and Teams | PMGTHD600
  • Dynamic Leadership | PMGTHD601
  • Business Decision Analytics | PMGTHD602
  • Systems Thinking | PMGTHD603
  • Strategic Management | PMGTHD604
  • Marketing | PMKTHD600
  • Financial Management | PFINHD600
  • Principles of Project Management | PPROHD600
  • Agile Project Management | PPROHD608
  • Employer Based Project | PMGTHD606

Entry details


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in any field, or equivalent.


Applicants without formal qualifications are eligible to apply if they have seven years of professional, administrative or managerial work experience. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

Participants will need to be supported by a workplace that can provide a significant contemporary project and appropriate resourcing.

The Graduate Certificate of Applied Management is a bespoke program that recognises your organisation’s structured in-house learning opportunities. We acknowledge that the programs you provide are deepening your employees’ learnings and can provide accreditation against these programs.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
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Want to find out more?

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